Zero Suicide Alliance - 20 minute FREE Training
The Zero Suicide Alliance is a collaborative of National Health Service trusts, businesses and individuals who are all committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. The alliance is ultimately concerned with improving support for people contemplating suicide by raising awareness of and promoting FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all.
The aims of this training are to: enable people to identify when someone is presenting with suicidal thoughts/behaviour, to be able to speak out in a supportive manner, and to empower them to signpost the individual to the correct services or support.
Take the training now and help save lives.
New Psychological First Aid training during COVID-19 open to all frontline and
essential workers and volunteers
On 15 June is Public Health England (PHE) is launching updated Psychological First
Aid (PFA) training module, aimed at all frontline and essential workers and
volunteers. The course teaches the key principles of giving psychological first aid in
emergencies and aims to increase awareness and confidence to provide this support to people affected by COVID-19. PFA is a globally recognised training in emergency situations and PHE has been developed this new course as part of our national incident response, and in partnership with NHS England, Health Education England, FutureLearn and others.
The course is free, and no previous qualifications are required. By the end of the
course, outcomes will include: understanding how emergencies like the COVID-19
pandemic can affect us, recognising people who may be at increased risk of distressand understanding how to offer practical and emotional support. The course takesaround 90 minutes to complete and is also available in three sessions for the learner to complete at their own pace